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The Avalon Hotel is a classic 1940s property facing the water on South Beach's Ocean Drive and is "one of the neighbourhood's Art Deco attractions", says National Geographic Magazine. While in the heart of the action, the property maintains a calm that makes it popular with those looking for a quiet escape.
Guests receive free access to the outdoor pool and the beach at the South Seas hotel, 10 blocks away on Collins Avenue. Shielded by palm trees, the saltwater pool is surrounded by loungers and cabanas and is heated year-round. There's also direct beachfront access and a poolside café for burgers, salads and frozen cocktails. There's no in-house gym, but Lummus Park across the road is a jogger's paradise, and discounted passes to the local gym are available.
Fresh seafood and mojitos are the specialties at the hotel's popular Zagat-rated restaurant, A Fish Called Avalon, where the evening menu ranges from macadamia-crusted snapper to sake-and-tarragon-glazed lobster tails. Meals can be taken in the Art Deco dining room, or on the breezy street-side terrace where there are live Latin-Caribbean performances every night.
Well-maintained rooms are "simple and pleasant", notes Lonely Planet -- opt for a room on one of the higher floors as Ocean Drive can be noisy. Upgraded rooms are larger and have uninterrupted ocean views. Orchids, iPod docking stations and a European continental breakfast are also included.
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